MCA can be reduced from a 7/11 party into a ¾ (tiga suku) party in the 14GE if it continues to allow UMNO President to play footsie with Hadi on the RUU355 bill
MCA can be reduced from a 7/11 party (winning only seven parliamentary and 11 state assembly seats) in the 13GE into a ¾ (tiga suku) political party winning only three parliamentary and four state assembly seats in the 14GE if it continues to allow the UMNO President to play footsie with PAS President, Datuk Seri Awang Hadi on the RUU355 Bill.
Malaysians have been watching the stance of the MCA Ministers and Members of Parliament on Hadi’s RUU355 Bill for the past year, and whatever the MCA protestations and public postures, the undeniable fact is that MCA is part of the Barisan Nasional government coalition that has allowed Hadi’s RUU355 Bill, which goes against the very basis of the Merdeka Constitution 1957 and Malaysia Agreement 1963, to get thus far in Parliament.
In fact, without the consent and approval of the Barisan Nasional government and coalition, Hadi’s RUU355 Bill would not appear as the 10th item in the Parliamentary Order Paper when Dewan Rakyat reconvened yesterday.
The question is whether MCA Ministers and MPs will continue to shut their eyes, ears and mouths when the Prime Minister and UMNO President, Datuk Seri Najib Razak continues the playing a long-running “footsie” with Hadi, allowing RUU355 Bill to take priority over all government business and presented to the House but no debate, then amended but postponed to the present meeting without general debate or voting?
Already, Najib has garnered considerable political benefit from “playing footsie” with Hadi, for the PAS President has not only taken PAS out of Pakatan Rakyat and aligned to UMNO on a variety of issues, Hadi has personally become the greatest defender and champion of Najib as Prime Minister of Malaysia and Najib’s 1MDB scandal and kleptocracy.
The voices in PAS questioning the monstrous and heinous international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal do not belong to mainstream Hadi leadership viewpoint, and are allowed to dilute and mislead public opinion that PAS under Hadi’s leadership has become a champion of Najib’s kleptocracy.
But is this what the MCA Ministers and MPs want?
Malaysians and the world are waiting for an answer in the current meeting of Parliament.